Family Tribute to Moped Rider

10 September 2016, 09:28 | Updated: 10 September 2016, 09:34

The family of an apprentice carpenter who died when his moped collided with a van in Folkestone, have paid tribute to a 'fun and loving boy.'

They said Daniel Quigley, 17, was "very much loved by his family and friends".

A man, 34, from Ashford has been arrested in connection with the crash.

Daniel's family described him as a "fun and loving boy, who had just started his apprenticeship in carpentry and was looking forward to life. Daniel was always helping out his granddad at Folkestone Invicta football ground".

The club issued a statement to express its 'deep regret' at the death of one of its young supporters. "Daniel was a grandson of our long-time friend and supporter Herbie Tyler and a cousin of Herbie (junior) who are both known to so many of us connected with Folkestone Invicta Football Club.

"He had often helped his grandad who many know as one of our regular 50/50 Draw or Golden Goals ticket sellers at home matches.

"The board have asked us to pass on their sincere condolences to Daniel’s family and friends, and we are sure that all fellow supporters would like to echo those thoughts."

The crash happened just before on the New Dover Road, near to the junction with Winehouse Lane, when Daniel's moped collided with a stationary silver Peugeot flatbed van.

Daniel died at the scene. The driver of the van, a 34-year-old man from Ashford, was arrested in connection with the crash. He has now been released on bail.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Scott Lynch from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We are following up a number of lines of enquiry including viewing CCTV in the area.

"There are a number of drivers who may have witnessed this collision but did not have the opportunity to stop and leave their details. I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538